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PostSubject: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Around the world with TIG! final four countries! I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 12:12 pm

Countries featured so far: Australia Belgium Sweden United Kingdom United States Germany France Netherlands Canada Spain Mexico

To acknowledge TIG being an international community (and for the fun of it Smile ) I'm going to pick a country each week for us to name our favourite things that come from that country.
Please add your favourites. No negatives, just the cool stuff.
It can be Star Wars items, food, drink, music, film, whatever you like.

I'll go through our users locations picking a new country each week.


First up...



AUSTRALIA


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some cool Australian things:


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Toltoys cheers

Music - AC/DC, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Vines, Pendulum, Kylie Very Happy

Beer - Fosters, does Castlemaine 4x still exist??

Films - The Proposition, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Moulin Rouge

TV - The Wiggles! I have a 4 year old son so I'm excused Smile But the Wiggles are great, kinda like The Beatles but for kids!

and lastly from me, cricket and Rolf Harris! cheers


Over to you... Stormie Smiley




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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Around the world with TIG! final four countries! I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 12:44 pm

Cool things from australia... 2 things come to mind immidiatly

1) Toltoys VC Jawa

2) AussieJames Very Happy
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AC/DC for sure and Crocodile dundee is what i love about Australia cheers

Love this idea, great work :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Around the world with TIG! final four countries! I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 1:54 pm

lol nice one, yes Crocodile Dundee! And before that the Paul Hogan show...

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and I just remembered these chocolate biscuits that my mate always raves about - Tim Tams - they're a bit like Penguin bars that we had in the UK.



Dennis, I think AJ will be giving you a 1 + for that lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Around the world with TIG! final four countries! I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 1:55 pm

My 4 year old daughter also loves the wiggles. Rolling Eyes

Some of the best things have already been mentioned but I'm also really into:
Aboriginal bushcraft
Australian wildlife, especially the great white shark, salt water crocodile & their venomous snakes.
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great list CP. Talking of the wildlife aspects that's reminded me of Steve Irwin now. Rip. Used to like watching his wildlife shows.

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PostSubject: Re: Around the world with TIG! final four countries!   Around the world with TIG! final four countries! I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 05, 2012 3:12 pm

For me whenever I think of Australia I think of Shane Warne! Very Happy
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Let's not forget to add Mad Max to this list Wink
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I love you too Dennis Embarassed
Wolff creek, Two hands - other great movies.
Fosters beer is NOT good. We export it because no one here will drink it Laughing
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I liked Australia so much when i visited i bought a bit. Can't beat the weather Wink
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EWOKS! cheers Oh thats koalas. My bad. lol!
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Artoo_Detour wrote:
great list CP. Talking of the wildlife aspects that's reminded me of Steve Irwin now. Rip. Used to like watching his wildlife shows.

Thanks Paul. Steve Irwin was entertaining and very enthusiastic, but some of his methods for handling snakes were a little unorthodox.
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I like this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mkidP2OUCk

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Thanks Loop that was a good song and video.

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Great Barrier Reef

Gallipoli Campaign where Australians bravely fought a lost battle vs the Ottoma Empire far from their homes in WW I.

Taiwan only Vader

Toltoys Death Star playset


Cate Blanchet (on my short list of most favourite actresses)


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@aussiejames wrote:

Fosters beer is NOT good. We export it because no one here will drink it Laughing

lol! Thats funny!
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That was a great start for the Australia feature! Thanks everyone. +1 added to the rep of all our contributors.





And the next country to be featured is ....






drumroll...

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BELGIUM


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Here's a few cool Belgium things I like...



Clipper Benelux cheers

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Shared between BElgium NEtherlands and LUXembourg = Benelux


Côte d'Or chocolate - yummy!

Leffe blond beer drinking

Tintin and the Smurfs!

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I really enjoy Belgium waffles & the seemingly infinite range of beers Very Happy
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Boomerangs, Vegemite, Hugh Jackman...they're from Belgium right? lol!


Belgium I like:

French Fries (it's true)
Jean Claude Van Damme (well if it were the 80's)

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the most awesome building in the world, built for the 1958 world expo (and still standing!), it's a magnification of the iron atom: the Atomium!

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here's a beer list, for those interested.. takes half a lifetime to try them all Wink

http://www.dma.be/p/bier/1_11_uk.htm

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our rich comic and animation heritage

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How could I forget?!?!?!

My favorite thing from Belgium? WOUTER!!!

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+1 on the smufs, lucky luke, tintin and my favorit asterix, great cartoons. Not so found of the belgian beer so i just go whit the cartoons here Very Happy
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Jacques Brel, emotive, expressive, extraordinaire





https://youtu.be/cBMDX2sR27U

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I didn't know : "Shared between BElgium NEtherlands and LUXembourg = Benelux"
or about the Smurfs Shocked


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